Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Terry Fox

This ice sculpture was one of the award winners and it depicts Terry Fox who was a Canadian hero who set out to run across the country in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. He had lost a leg to cancer as a child and managed to run from Newfoundland to the western part of Ontario near Thunder Bay where he was forced to stop as the cancer had returned. He died a few months later. Today Terry Fox Runs take place all over Canada and many other places in the world to raise money for cancer research. Read more about him HERE. The sculpture was sponsored by the Colonnade, a retail and residential centre on Bloor St.
Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

18 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

What a beautiful piece of sculpture, and a compelling story of Terry Fox. I had not heard of him before, so thank you for expanding our knowledge.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent link Pat, he was an amazing man. Gosh there some who handle their disabilities like heroes 💙

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Terry Fox was an amazing man, the ice sculpture is a nice memorial to him. Wishing you a great day!

Sharon said...

He sounds like a true hero. That ice sculpture is beautiful.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

A well deserved memorial for him

William Kendall said...

It is beautifully done. I wonder if some of the same carvers who were here came there for this event.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

It is awesome!

jennyfreckles said...

What a sad story. He sounds amazing - and the sculpture is lovely, even though transient. I wonder if there's a permanent memorial? I suppose the runs in his name are as good a legacy as anything.

Tom said...

...what a beautiful tribute. Thanks for cooling me a bit this morning. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Cloudia said...

Wow, high art!

Revrunner said...

Pretty easy to see why it took the blue ribbon.

Lea said...

A beautiful memorial!
I think I had heard of Terry Fox, but forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.

Jenn Jilks said...

This is such a skill!

The Furry Gnome said...

Good subject for a sculpture!

Jim said...

Cool. ;)

Kay said...

This is a nice way to honor Fox. And it's nice that he's memorialized.

Iris Flavia said...

Sad, strong, beautiful.

21 Wits said...

What a remarkable memorial!